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I am a librarian, researcher, writer, information literacy activist/archivist/architect, feminist, product and growth marketer, and believer in Open Information, the Open Web, and storytelling and marketing for community change. I have capabilities in product, nonprofits, UX, growth, and email marketing and branding.

Currently, I work as the Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement at the Harvard Law Library, where I engage a variety of stakeholders in events management, communications, project management, and strategic leadership for the library. From 2016-2019, I worked as the Senior Communications Manager for Creative Commons, and before that I was the Product Engagement Manager for Safari Books Online/O'Reilly Media. My positions within these organizations have focused on content, product, usability, and community. In 2013, I started my life in tech working at Mozilla on the Community Building Team. I spent 6 years in libraries and archives managing the Bascom Lamar Lunsford project at Columbia University, serving as Collections Assistant and Translator for a museum of animal anatomy in Berlin, and working in a number of library positions including reference, metadata and cataloging, and archival processing and reference.

I am interested in process and product-based lenses – I have an excellent eye for marketing copy and a strong background in documentation and product. As a marketer and nonprofit specialist, I get results – I've grown email lists, written product and UX strategy, redesigned marketing websites, and increased traffic and sales through content and community. My campaigns are effective, and my creativity is rewarded with results   – I'm a passionate professional who gets it all done.

As a freelancer, I'm currently working with MIT Co-Lab, SAGE Publishing, and the SEIU to produce a book series on racial justice.

I sit on the board of JP Cohousing, a multicultural, mixed income community in Jamaica Plain, MA and Arts, Culture, and the Commons, a working group devoted to a more sharing world. In 2018, I was chosen by Mayor Walsh’s administration to be part of the SPARK Millennial Leaders cohort. I am deeply involved with my community and am an enthusiast of the Commons, winning the Mayor’s 2019 Public Space Invitational with my group project “Tended by All, Harvested by All,” which brings artists in conversation with public space.

In my free time, I like to read, write, make things, go to museums and theater, and take bike rides and hikes.

 
 

Get in touch.

 

jennie.halperin@gmail.com

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